Dak Prescott has been in the thick of the NFL MVP race for much of this season. Prescott has put together a strong campaign and has the Dallas Cowboys in position to secure a top seed in the NFC playoffs.
Prescott did struggle in two of the last three Cowboys games — both resulting in losses. The Cowboys have lost to the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs in recent weeks where Prescott had less-than-ideal performances. That has slowed down the Dak Prescott for MVP hype train.
But, there is still a path to where Dak Prescott takes home MVP honors this season. That path is the Cowboys clinching the top-seed in the NFC postseason.
Dallas currently holds the third-best odds for the number one seed in the conference, only behind the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. Dallas has better odds than both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams, the latter of which might not even win its own division.
PRESCOTT’S PATH TO MVP
NFC playoff picture, per FPI:
-all four divisions have a high probability winner.
-Arizona a coin flip to be No. 1 seed.
-LAR likely No. 5 seed
-Giant battle for last two wildcard spots pic.twitter.com/LD5gw1Uo3T
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) November 22, 2021
The Cowboys have a road to getting the top-seed, and that would obviously play a big role in Prescott getting atop the MVP race. It is becoming more and more likely that the quarterback of the number one seed in the NFC will receive MVP honors.
A lot of that is because of the talent at the position in the NFC — Prescott, Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. Part of that is also because the race is so wide open and there has yet to be a player stake a claim in the race.
Dallas has games against the Raiders, Saints, and Cardinals to go along with divisional games versus Washington (twice), Eagles, and Giants to close out the regular season. A strong close by the Cowboys would go a long way in Dak Prescott winning MVP.
The week 17 matchup against Murray and the Arizona Cardinals could have a ton at stake for Prescott and the Cowboys.
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